Yet another organization is backing zero-rated data offerings such as T-Mobile's Binge On, saying they benefit consumers and are unlikely to threaten an open internet. But whether they actually violate net neutrality principles-- and whether they're fair to all content providers-- is still unsettled.
As Verizon politely put it in its May 19 ex parte, it "has been engaging" with the satellite industry to mutually explore a "workable satellite-terrestrial coexistence regime" in the 28 GHz band. But so far, it's finding ViaSat's analysis to be unworkable.
Now that the first-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, it's time to take stock and see how each of the major carriers performed. FierceWireless has compiled several reports from leading analysts to present an in-depth look at just how Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile US and Sprint each performed in the first quarter of 2016.
Verizon wireline revenue estimates for the upcoming second quarter have been lowered by Wells Fargo by $343 million, to $7.52 billion, as the telco reported that installation of new FiOS subscribers has plummeted during the wireline labor strike.
Frontier Communications attributes some of the outage and network issues its customers faced in California to corrupt data it received from Verizon after acquiring the telco's wireline assets in three states.
Yahoo's auction of its core Internet business could see bids in the range of $2 billion to $3 billion, far below previous predictions that the assets would fetch as much as $8 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Verizon has not yet come to an agreement with the wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW, but a top company executive says they are getting closer to a resolution as the strike enters its sixth week.
Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said his company can now potentially offer a nationwide wireless service because its Time Warner Cable acquisition gives it access to the same Verizon MVNO agreement as Comcast.
Verizon's recent announcement to bring FiOS to Boston -- one of the cities that was initially left out of its initial build target-- was driven by a desire to fulfill its wireless LTE and business service desires, its top financial executive said.
U.S. carriers are increasingly moving away from two-year contracts and subsidized handsets in favor of equipment installment plans and leased devices. But in Verizon's case, at least, customers aren't always following.